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When it comes to beautifying benefits, vitamin C gets an A star rating

Hair & Beauty
Photograher Sean Whitty Make-up and Creative Director Sandz Make-up Artist Model Ines Tresor

Renowned for its antioxidant benefits and ability to ward off sickness and disease, vitamin C isn’t just limited to food. Thanks to the myriad of products available on today's beauty market, your skin can benefit from this wonder ingredient too.

One of the most searched-for ingredients of 2018, vitamin C has amazing anti-ageing properties. Its ability to smooth and gently brighten the skin is highly coveted among those looking to prevent wrinkles or alleviate sun damage. It can even help to repair the skin after a bout of acne and also offers protection from irritation and inflammation.

You’ll probably see many different types of vitamin C in skincare products, but ascorbic acid (also known as L-ascorbic acid) is the most common. Derived from natural products such as oranges, you’ll find it in concentrations from five to 15 percent – any more than that and it could irritate your skin.

Try mixing skincare containing vitamin C with other anti-oxidant rich products to create a powerhouse of nutrients for your skin. However, stay away from glycolic or salicylic acid, as they’ll break down the vitamin C before it can do any good.

THE BODY SHOP Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser, £16
THE BODY SHOP Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser, £16
VITAGE Vitamin C Radiance Mask, £22
VITAGE Vitamin C Radiance Mask, £22
THE HERO PROJECT Vit C-30 Ultra Brightening Serum, £31
THE HERO PROJECT Vit C-30 Ultra Brightening Serum, £31
SUPER FACIALIST Vitamin C Sleep and Reveal Night Cream, £16.99
SUPER FACIALIST VitaminC Sleep and Reveal Night Cream, £16.99
SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturiser, £60
SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturiser, £60
KIEHL’S Powerful-Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, £49.50
KIEHL’S Powerful-Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, £49.50
DAYTOX Vitamin C Serum, £29
DAYTOX Vitamin C Serum, £29
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